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  • Newcastle rugby star supports Kielder Dog Walk

    posted on Tuesday, 10th October 2017

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    Newcastle rugby star supports Kielder Dog Walk

    A Kielder dog walk supported by 133 dog lovers including  Newcastle Falcon and Tongan International Opeti Fonua raised funds and awareness of Wag and Company North East Friendship Dogs - the region's only charity to visit the elderly and vulnerable in their own home. Wag and Company was founded by Diane Morton, retired group HR director for Northumbrian Water that also hosted the event. She was inspired to set up the charity in 2016 after volunteering for Northumbrian Water in care homes and later experiencing her late father with dementia who was greatly comforted by visits from her dog. Blackett Walker a corpor...

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  • NEWCASTLE FALCON AND TONGAN INTERNATIONAL RUGBY STAR SUPPORTS KIELDER DOG WALK “WALK FOR WAG”

    posted on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

    Tagged under: Business  Charity  Northumberland 

    NEWCASTLE FALCON AND TONGAN INTERNATIONAL RUGBY STAR SUPPORTS KIELDER DOG WALK “WALK FOR WAG”

    A Kielder Dog Walk supported by 133 dog lovers including Newcastle Falcon and Tongan International Opeti Fonua took place at the weekend to raise funds and awareness of Wag and Company North East Friendship Dogs - the region's only charity to visit the elderly and vulnerable in their own home. Wag and Company founded by Diane Morton, retired group HR director for Northumbrian Water that also hosted the event, was inspired to set up the charity in 2016 after volunteering for Northumbrian Water in care homes and later experiencing her late father with  dementia  who was greatly comforted by visits from her own&nbs...

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  • State pensions: not quite what was advertised

    posted on Monday, 15th May 2017

    Tagged under: Pension  State Pension 

    Most people reaching state pension age today are receiving less than the new state pension.   A Freedom of Information (FoI) request from the Sunday Times revealed an interesting fact about the new state pension, which started life just over a year ago on 6 April 2016. The newspaper asked how many people who had reached state pension age (SPA) since that date had received at least the new state pension (originally £155.65 a week, now £159.55). The response from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was that between 6 April 2016 and 31 August 2016 - so roughly in the first five months - 41% of people reaching ...

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